“I used to watch CNN back when it was a news network,” mocked comedian Larry Wilmore. So right. It’s hard to sit through a session with a procession of vacuous panelists, plonked along long desks, conducting dual-perspective screaming matches.
One of them, Amanda Carpenter, squeaked out that now that Donald Trump is the GOP nominee, the shift of the debate will be to new, oddball social/cultural issues, different from the old abortion, gay marriage preoccupations.
Trump is going to cede every policy to Hillary and run on cultural rage stuff. Yep.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) May 4, 2016
No one will miss the latter obsessions, including the potty problem in North Carolina. But what on earth is Carpenter talking about?
Is building a wall on the Southern border a “cultural rage” thing?
Is negotiating beneficial trade deals a social issue?
Is charging NATO members 100% of the costs of defending them a social issue? (That plan, too, is lacking. The US should withdraw from all forever-binding treaties and sign short-term individual deals as needed. The Japanese, for instance, hate the US military presence in Okinawa; they don’t think it’s good for them. Ditto Europeans about American military presence there; they prefer Muslim subversives. So are Americans for America First sick of trundling around the world aimlessly, oft destructively.)